Kessock Bridge over the Beauly Firth, Inverness

Inverness City

Welcome to the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Inverness only gained city status in 2001 after being chosen as one of the ‘Millennium Cities’.

The city is compact and can be discovered by foot.

Discover Inverness Castle
The first castle was built with wood and was burnt down by King Robert I – Robert the Bruce in 1307. The castle that we witness today was built in 1830s as a new Sheriff’s court and prison, and was designed by the architect William Burn. There is a viewing point from castle but it is currently closed however the castle is surrounded by hoarding which has information boards on it explaining the history of the castle and the future plans for its development.

Discover Inverness Cathedral
Open to the public again. Just a short walk from the apartments, the Cathedral is both beautiful inside and outside. Free entry and open all year although making a donation should be considered as they require support to keep their doors open and for upkeep. Access to choir area is allowed. There are also toilets available at the rear of the building. Still loving used and cared for. Beautiful!

Citysightseeing Inverness – hop-on Hop-off tour
Discover Inverness and surrounding are by double-decker bus tour. The tour takes you through the history and culture of Inverness. The bus has two routes; a red route will take you to shores of Loch Ness, Inverness Castle, Botanic Gardens to name but just a few; the blue route will take you via Culloden Battlefield and a chance to hop off and see dolphins. For more details and prices please visit: https://www.citysightseeinginverness.com

Inverness Botanical Gardens – Bught Ln, Inverness IV3 5SS (20 minute walk from Apartments)
A lovely serene garden with nicely defined areas and a variety of plants in a small garden. Cacti house is quite something.
Run by volunteers so please consider donating to support. We think you will enjoy a visit.

Photo credit: VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins